UNDP

UNDP and IIHS see the emerging need for integrating perspectives and capacities in South Asia and the Global South across the themes of Poverty and Vulnerability Reduction, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation from a Human Development standpoint. Under the UNDP-IIHS Joint Programme on Integrated Planning for Development, UNDP and IIHS developed a framework and operational scaffolding for development planning. The project duration was from 2 November 2012 to 31 December 2013.

Programmes

Short Course for Municipal Officers on Building Resilience Through Integrated Practice

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Based on the experience of the past three courses, the UNDP-IIHS short course for municipal officers on Building Resilience course aimed to build capacity of municipal officers. The course was held to equip them in resilience-building and vulnerability reduction through the integration of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) practice with a human development focus. The objective was to design and implement CCA, DRR and development plans, policies and programmes across different sectors and scales to reduce the vulnerability of people, assets (natural and built) and businesses to climate and disaster risks.

Short Course for UNDP Project Officers

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Building on the experience of previous courses, UNDP and IIHS collaborated on a short course for UNDP Project Officers. The course aimed at building capacities of UNDP project staff which includes national level staff and state project officers. The course focussed on the linkages between Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and human development, in the prevailing framework of governance.

Building Resilience through Integrated Development Practice

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course aimed to equip urban practitioners to build resilience through the integration of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) practice with a human development focus. The objective was to design and implement CCA, DRR and development plans, policies and programmes across different sectors and scales to reduce the vulnerability of people, assets (natural and built) and businesses to climate and disaster risks.

 

Learner Comments

 

Learner comments from the first iteration of the course, held from 18-23 November 2013.

“On the whole, a very good programme. I appreciate the sincerity of the faculty members and organisers in how they delivered the course”– D. Esther, CMDA

 

“The sessions were very enriching and rooted in practical situations”– Meenakshi Kumari, BMRDA

 

“Painstakingly put together and effectively delivered.”– Sugato Dutt, State Planning Commission, Tamil Nadu

 

Learner comments from the Second iteration of the course, held from 9-14 December 2013.

“Enriching course. The interactions were lively and stimulating. It provided an interdisciplinary platform to analyze the issues of resilience.”

 

“The studio exercise was very relevant and helped understand difficult concepts in an applied manner.”

 

“The course enhanced our way of thinking, particularly with regard to resilience in our field. “

UNDP-IIHS Joint Working Paper

“Poverty and Vulnerability Reduction, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation with a Human Development Focus”